Landmark Ruling for UK Filesharing

Via BBC… High Court judges ordered two men to pay the British Phonographic Industry between £1,500 and £5,000 for making thousands of songs available online. One of the men said he did not know he was acting illegally, the other said there was no evidence against him. The BPI has launched 139 similar cases since October 2004, most being settled out of court for up to £6,500.

“Your honour… I didn’t know that it was illegal and I should have been paying for the stuff”… I can see it now. Sets a good example though with IRMA currently in Phase II of its fight against the same. Also nice to hear that last years legal music sales finally outweighed the illegal!

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